- Team Repsol Honda Team
- Nation Spain
- Date of birth 10/06/1991
- Place of birth Granollers, Spain
That Espargaro chose to leave KTM just as the Austrian manufacturer came good was predictable in one way, sad in another. The all-action Spaniard rides with an aggression that made him sure he could tame the tricky RC213V that seemingly only Marc Marquez can win on; if he had to turn his back on four years of toil to do it, then fine – particularly after none of KTM's three unexpected wins in 2020 landed in his lap.
Espargaro sees Marquez as the perfect teammate to really find his limit; if that takes him to the top step wearing Repsol orange, then even better.